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Wes Jackson, farmer, geneticist, and director of the Land Institute at Salina (Saline County), Kansas, presents an outline of a project at Matfield Green (Chase County) to his student interns. The outline lists information on the history, expansion, programs, staff, publicity, and future of the project. Jackson's involvement in Matfield Green was motivated by his interest in creating a sustainable development model for small, rural communities. The project generated some controversy with local residents. Jackson's work reflects a broader movement in the late twentieth century to develop agricultural and community systems more in line with ecological principles.
Creator: Jackson, Wes
Date: April 23, 1997
Item Number: 209101
Call Number: The Land Institute Coll. #777, Box 9, Folder "Matfield Green"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209101
Agriculture - Education - Alternative agriculture - Land Institute
Agriculture - Farm organizations - The Land Institute
Collections - Manuscript - Land Institute
Date - 1990s - 1997
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Memorandum
People - Notable Kansans - Jackson, Wes
Places - Cities and towns - Matfield Green
Places - Cities and towns - Salina
Places - Counties - Chase
Places - Counties - Saline
Thematic Time Period - The Recent Past, 1975 - present
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Memoranda
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Organization records